Trick to Add the "Suck" Animation to Your Dock

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  1. RumorzGuy, Sep 26, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016

    RumorzGuy macrumors 6502

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    #1
    This is nothing new, but maybe some of you haven't seen it before.

    1. Launch the Terminal app from the /Applications/Utilities folder.

    2. Type the following in the Terminal:

    defaults write com.apple.dock mineffect suck; killall Dock

    3. Hit your "return" key.

    4. If it asks you for your password -- probably not -- type it.

    5. Enjoy! From now on, your apps and windows will use the "suck" animation when minimizing to the Dock.

    To return to your previous Dock animation, type the following in the Terminal and hit your "return" key:

    defaults delete com.apple.dock mineffect && killall -INT Dock

    If you want to actually restore the OS's default Dock -- that is, without any folders, apps or other items you may have added to it -- type the following command in the Terminal, and then hit your "return" key:

    defaults delete com.apple.dock; killall Dock

    Yeah, pretty useless . . . but did you learn something? :)
     
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  3. RumorzGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Why don't you just try it?

    It sucks your windows down into the Dock.
     
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  5. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    #5
    This works, but the genie effect looks better, IMHO.
     
  6. RumorzGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #6
    To each his own, my friend. It's just a variation to add more diversity, nothing more. Nothing fantastic, I know. :)
     
  7. KALLT macrumors 601

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    #7
    Don’t do this... you’ll remove all Dock preferences. Also, you don’t need to send a SIGTERM request to the Dock, an interrupt request is enough.
    Code:
    defaults delete com.apple.dock mineffect && killall -INT Dock
     
  8. simonmet macrumors 65816

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    #8
    This has existed as a hidden option since 10.0 (the beta even probably).
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 603

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    not always hidden, pretty sure it was there as an 'visible' option thru several os x's...
     
  10. simonmet macrumors 65816

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    Nope, always hidden. Though many 3rd party tools have had the option to enable it.
     
  11. RumorzGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #11
    Thanks for the better command. I also didn't like the fact that the restore command removed all of my apps, folders and other items from the Dock. I found that command on the web, just as you saw it. I have since updated my OP here to reflect the code change.

    BTW, do you know of any Terminal command which will allow me to just change the Dock's background color on a permanent basis? I do have SIP enabled.

    I was using cDock for quite some time to stylize my Dock, but I have since removed it -- along with a few other haxies -- and my system is running so much faster now.

    Thanks!
     

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